Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Melissa’s work Three From Three goes on display in Double Bay, in NSW. Ritzy, eh?

Three From Three, Melissa Cameron, 2011. Stainless steel, titanium, vitreous enamel.

The exhibition of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize begins tonight night in Sydney. Above is my work, entitled Three From Three, which is one of the 40 finalists. The exhibition will run from the 22nd of October – 6th of November (9:00am – 6:00pm weekdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm weekends,) at the Redleaf Council Chambers, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

The finalists page has been updated on the website, so you can now see all the works up there, and this year, vote for your favourite piece. [Don’t worry, I’m done with rallying votes for these things.]

These works are made from thirteen repetitions of the same three-tiered pattern. Their structure relies on the tension achieved in the 0.45mm stainless steel cable, between the layers of the 1mm stainless steel and titanium pieces.

The base three-tiered pattern that makes up the horizontal members is both iterative and radial. Iterative, in that the three sections while different, fit into one another perfectly like puzzle pieces; and radial, as they repeat a single segment eight times to create a full circuit.

The enamelled vessel was completed in Bristol during my residency at UWE earlier this year, while the stainless steel and titanium vessels were made upon my return.